This fully online graduate certificate trains students to use digital tools that are in increasingly high demand in humanities careers. The coursework will provide students with the opportunity to use these tools to create digital projects that will enhance their professional portfolios. Following their coursework, students will apply the skills they’ve acquired in an internship with the Smithsonian Institution. The internships will be coordinated remotely, allowing students to work from any location.
This program is the product of collaboration between George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and the Smithsonian Institution. RRCHNM is widely recognized as one of the leading digital humanities center in the world and has been creating software and digital projects for over twenty years.
The coursework for the program consists of three courses designed specifically for the students in this program. The professors are full-time faculty in Mason’s Department of History and Art History, which has one of the top graduate programs in the country in the field of digital humanities.
The program is intended for anyone seeking a career as a humanities professional, or for those who already have such careers but are wanting to develop their digital skills. Graduates of the program have found jobs as teachers, librarians, editors, archivists, and college professors.
The program is part-time and fully online, so that students can complete it while working full-time or pursuing a graduate degree elsewhere. Students move through the program as a cohort, taking three credits at a time over two years.